MYSI operates six Transitional Living Programs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year. These programs provide housing and supportive case management services to young adults between the ages of 17 and 21 who are under the guardianship of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). The TLP sites are located on the north and south side of Chicago and in the south suburbs.
These programs make every effort to teach the young adults to become self-reliant while transitioning to Independent Living by teaching them the basics of cooking, budgeting, employment, academics and housekeeping as well as developing their social skills, while addressing their spiritual and legal needs. Young adults may reside in a congregate setting, single or double apartments. All young adults who reside in a TLP environment receive 24-hour supervision along with a multitude of case management services to prepare them to live independently after transitioning from the child welfare system, by attaining academic, employment and housing success.